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Illustrated Māori Myths and Legends

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Illustrated Māori Myths and Legends – By Queenie Rikihana Hyland, Illustrated by Patrick Puru

Queenie Rikihana Hyland here brings together a collection of her favourite Māori myths and legends – from the creation and the ever-popular mischief- making of Māui, to the great love stories of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai, and Tūrongo and Māhinārangi. The stories are brought to life by the vivid illustrations of Patrick Puru.

Illustrated Māori Myths and Legends is a stunning addition to any bookshelf, be that of a child or an adult. Experience it as part of a group being read to or read it alone – either way the stories and the illustrations will fascinate, interest and intrigue readers of all ages.

Format: This book is a Paper back

Language: This book is written in English

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The creation

Māui, the demi-god

Māui’s birth

Māui meets his father, Makea-tū-tara

Māui’s magic weapon

Māui tames the sun

How Māui fished up Aotearoa

How Māui stole fire from Mahuika

The death of Māui

Tautini-awhitia’s journey in the seedpod canoe

Ao-kehu and the taniwha Tūtae-poroporo

Kōpūwai, the ogre of the Matau

Te Kāpō the taniwha

Patupaiarehe – the fairy people

Tāwhaitū is abducted by Whanahana

How Kahukura learnt netmaking from the fairies

Hinemoa and Tūtānekai

Tūrongo and Māhinārangi


About the Author:

Queenie Rikihana Hyland (Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga, Te Āti Awa ki Waikanae, Ngāti Toarangatira) is a well-known journalist. She lives in Te Horo and works for her Iwi, in local government and as a writer.

About the Illustrator:

Patrick Puru (Te Arawa, Ngā Puhi) was born in and lives in Rotorua. He says his work is a blend of ‘my personal research, Māori identity, life’s inspiration, my love for music and a desire to challenge my artistic abilities’.


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